Tifton 85 Bermudagrass for Stockers

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Cows in pasture
Cows in pasture

Stocker average daily gain on Tifton 85 increased 25 to 50% compared to Costal bermudagrass.  Stocking rates of four 600-lb steers per acre allows for gain of 750-1000 lbs per acre.  These gains per animal and per acre offer renewed opportunities for continued ownership or commercial stocker-backgrounding operations.  Stocker gains during the summer allow for reduced feedlot residence and associated environmental implications. Tifton 85 with supplementation provides an opportunity to produce heavy-weight cattle for direct harvest and niche beef markets.

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